Add your voice to private land forest management review

Share your input on an important piece of government land use policy. You have an opportunity to offer input to the BC government on managing our forests on private land. The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is reviewing the Private Managed Forest Land Program (also known as the Managed Forest Program). To participate, fill out the online form. The…

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Castlegar for 100% Renewable Energy

Almost 1,000 people in Castlegar have said yes to 100% renewable energy. Add your name right now www.renewablekootenays.ca And join us at Castlegar City Council meeting on July 15 at 5:30pm to stand up for a healthy and safe town, clean energy, and a strong economy. Your voice matters. https://www.facebook.com/WestKootenayEcoSociety/videos/1598940620239326/

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Silverton commits to 100% renewable energy

The Slocan Valley is going green! Green energy, green economy, that is. Silverton’s Village Council has passed a resolution to transition to 100% renewable energy no later than 2050, joining New Denver and Slocan in their commitment to a cleaner, healthier, safer community and a stronger economy for the Slocan Valley. Silverton Village Council made the decision at their July 9 meeting. “Moving…

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EcoSociety hosts book tour stop: new thriller on hot topic of climate crisis

What does an Ottawa city councillor who is deeply concerned about the planet’s ecological unravelling and the glacial response by citizens and politicians do when unexpectedly defeated in his re-election bid? He publishes a climate breakdown thriller, then takes it on an epic cross-country book tour, in search of conversation and readers. By electric vehicle, naturally. The climate crisis is a…

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It’s almost funny…

This week in Ottawa, there were two big climate announcements that are so contradictory they make me want to laugh. But there’s nothing funny about giving hard-earned taxpayer money to big oil companies. On Monday, in what can only confuse the issue: “The House of Commons has passed a motion declaring a national climate emergency, and supporting Canada’s commitment to meet the Paris Agreement…

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June is Membership Drive month, and this year is extra special

It’s EcoSociety’s 25th year, and we’re on a mission: to build stronger and healthier communities and protect the wild places of the West Kootenays. We’re halfway through our month-long membership drive, and we’re getting so much positive support from people like you. Donations, membership renewals and new members--it’s fantastic! You’re important to making sure we have a safer future, and we…

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Nelson’s Downtown Farmers’ Market opens June 12!

Nelson’s famous Downtown Farmers’ Market opens for the season tomorrow. The West Kootenay EcoSociety presents the weekly downtown market every Wednesday at the Hall Street Plaza and the 600 block of Baker Street. EcoSociety’s markets strive to connect local farmers and their fresh local produce to visitors and Nelson residents. “The Downtown market is busy. It hosts over 60 vendors, including…

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Save BC Forests – Day of Action – June 6

The science is clear: one of the most important tools we have in the fight against climate change is intact forests. We need better management of all forests in BC. We need forests managed with the long range forecast of their benefits. West Kootenay EcoSociety joins the Sierra Club of BC has called for a province-wide day of action to tell the BC government to protect our old growth forests.…

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Cottonwood Farmers’ Market season begins Saturday, May 18!

Nelson, BC--It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for: the Cottonwood Farmers’ Market is back! We're proud to present the first farmers’ market of the season at Cottonwood Falls Park this Saturday, May 18, and the vendors are so eager to be there, they’ve been knocking at our door to find out when they can set up. “We’re as enthusiastic as everyone to see the market this weekend at Cottonwood…

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Cheers for Nelson City Council!

Congratulations, Nelson City Council, on making two important decisions last night that benefit Nelson residents, businesses and the environment! Council voted ‘Yes’ to joining the regional composting plan. This is a huge step forward to help Nelson residents and businesses compost effectively, reduce use of landfills, and work towards carbon-neutrality. It’s part of the city and regional…

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